Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

press releases

18th of October 2021

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Be Aware of These Five Common Falsehoods About Alzheimer’s Disease

(October 18, 2021)—  With National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month kicking off November 1, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing information to dispel common falsehoods about Alzheimer’s disease to help individuals know the warning signs, understand the importance of early detection, and learn how to be proactive about reducing their risk. “Dispelling the misconceptions about […]


28th of September 2021

Alzheimer’s Helpline Expanding Hours to Provide Greater Support to Individuals and Family Members Starting October 1

(September 28, 2021)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is expanding the hours of the AFA Helpline on October 1 to help more individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses. The Helpline, staffed entirely by licensed social workers specifically trained in dementia care, will be available from 9 am to 9 pm […]


3rd of September 2021

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Helpline Ready to Answer the Call in the Aftermath of Severe Storms

Licensed Social Workers Available 7 Days Via Phone 866-232-8484; Text Message (646-586-5283); Webchat (alzfdn.org) (September 1, 2021)—To support family caregivers in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic areas of the U.S. who are caring for a person with a dementia during the remnants of Hurricane Ida, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) National Toll-Free Helpline is ready […]


7th of June 2021

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Statement on FDA Approving First New Alzheimer’s Medication in Nearly 20 Years

(June 7, 2021)—“The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) always holds out hope that new medications, if found to be safe, effective, and approved by the FDA, will become available to help the millions of families and individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease. “Today’s accelerated approval of Aducanumab by the FDA, the first new Alzheimer’s drug on the […]


21st of May 2021

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Unveils “The Apartment,” Full-Scale Model Dementia-Friendly Residence

Free Virtual Tour & Online/Print Guide Available as Teaching Tools to Help Families Create Dementia-Friendly Homes (May 21, 2021)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today unveiled The Apartment, a full-scale model dementia-friendly residence in AFA headquarters—with entryway, kitchen, bedroom, bath, living room and dining area—that showcases more than 30 practical design and technological enhancements to […]


Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Directors

Nathan Halegua and Lee Brodsky Bring Business Leadership and Personal Ties to Alzheimer’s Disease to Their New Roles (May 18, 2021)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced the appointments of Nathan Halegua (Old Westbury, NY) and Lee Brodsky (Port Washington, NY) to its Board of Directors. The two Long Islanders bring backgrounds in business leadership […]


Wisconsin Physician Receives National Appointment to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board

Dr. Nathaniel Chin is the Medical Director for the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) (May 4, 2021)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced the appointment of Nathaniel Chin, M.D. to its Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board—a national panel of leading experts in the care, research and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and […]


29th of April 2021

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Inviting Senior Citizens to Get a Free Memory Screening During Older Americans Month

(April 29, 2021)—  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is inviting senior citizens across the country to get a free virtual memory screening this May as part of Older Americans Month. Appointments can be scheduled by calling AFA at 866-232-8484 or clicking here. Screenings take just a few minutes and are a conducted by a […]


31st of March 2021

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Six Steps to Reduce Caregiver Stress During National Stress Awareness Month

(March 30, 2021)—  Stress doesn’t just affect your mood—it can have long-term health impacts as well if you don’t take steps to manage it constructively. For individuals who face the stressful task of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, which has been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) […]


23rd of March 2021

Children’s Book Published by Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Teaches Children About Alzheimer’s Disease

“Dancing with Granddad – An Alzheimer’s Story for Children and Their Families” Available in English and Spanish (March 23, 2021)—  To help adults discuss Alzheimer’s disease with young children in an age-appropriate way, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has published Dancing with Granddad: An Alzheimer’s Story for Children and Their Families in both English […]